5 Classic Food Adverts from the 1980s

Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding. 

There's always some nostalgia about old adverts you used to see on telly as a kid... and it's surprising how many jingles you will actually remember (and sing along to) when you see them again. Do you remember any of these? (Warning: three out of the five of these ads are for chocolate. I'm not sure if there were more chocolate ads aimed at kids in those days, or (most likely) these were the ones I paid the most attention to at the time....)

'Hot Dog' Heinz Ketchup 

This advert from around 1987 features a very young (and pre-Friends) Matt LeBlanc. And, really we all knew that perfect line of ketchup wasn't made by that precariously-balanced bottle. 

Cadbury's Finger of Fudge

You may remember this advert from 1985 - and don't tell me you're not singing along to the jingle, either.

Monster Munch

A packet of Monster Munch (always beef flavour, never pickled onion) was often slipped into my plastic He-Man lunchbox when I was at Primary school. They're still around now, and they recently re-lauched their retro packaging. I loved them then, and still pinch a couple off the girls when I buy them now.

Milky Bar Kid - in Space

Although the classic Milky Bar advert is the Wild West one - I fondly remember this one from 1981. Milky Bars are on meeeeeeeee!!!


I don't remember the advert as much as the song: 'I want a Trio and I want one now' - again, a standard lunchbox treat during my early childhood, I have no idea why they stopped making them. I used to make it last longer by nibbling off the chunky chocolate and then crunching away at the caramel and biscuit. 

Which food adverts from the 80s do you remember? Did you remember any of these? 


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